Parent Update – March 27, 2015
SPRING BREAK IS HERE!
Spring break is NEXT WEEK! Spring break week begins this Monday, March 30th and runs through Monday, April 6th.
School will resume on Tuesday, April 7th.
Have a safe and enjoyable break!
PARENTS SHARE THEIR TALENTS AT CAREER DAY
Falls-Lenox third-grade students participated in the school’s annual Career Day February 27th. The school welcomed 40 volunteers from a variety of different professions. Students enjoyed hearing about the volunteers’ careers that related to goods, services and competition. They also were fascinated with learning about all the different aspects of the careers.
The school gives a big “Thank You” to all of the volunteers for making Career Day a hands-on learning experience for the third graders. To view a photo gallery of the event, click HERE.
OF BASEBALL COACH LARGENT FEATURED IN MEDIA
Coach Dan Largent fielded six questions from a Northeast Ohio Media Group reporter that appeared in the paper and online recently.
He is in his sixth year as head coach with the Bulldog baseball team and 15th year with the baseball program.
To view the online story, click HERE.
2015 OF BASEBALL EARLY-BIRD SPRING TRAINING CAMP THIS SATURDAY
Where: Olmsted Falls High School
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Who: Grades 1-8
The camp will be supervised by the Olmsted Falls Baseball Staff and the Varsity Baseball Team. Basic pitching skills, hitting drills, catching, and fielding skills will be taught. Come and join us and get a jump-start on your upcoming baseball season.
All participants should wear cleats and baseball pants/sweatpants and bring tennis shoes (in case we move indoors) and ALL baseball equipment (glove, bat, and catchers gear/cup, if you are a catcher, etc). We plan to be outdoors but depending on weather, may have to move indoors. Plan accordingly.
FALLS-LENOX FAMILIES ARE “WILD ABOUT READING”
Falls-Lenox Primary School’s first-, second- and third-grade students and their families celebrated reading with jungle-themed Literacy Night events. The exciting evenings of learning were filled with parents working with their children on fiction literary elements, non-fiction text features and practicing reading skills through various websites and apps. Students and parents participated in three make-it-take-activity stations. Students left each station with an activity they could take home to practice with their favorite books. Each student also received a book to take home, donated by the Falls-Lenox library, information about Info Ohio and an extensive list of educational websites and apps.
A special “Thank You” to all the families who participated and learned more about supporting reading at home.
To view a photo gallery, click HERE.
OFHS PARENTS & SENIORS: CSU OFFERS PEAK OF ITS PROGRAMS @ SPRING BREAK EVENTS NEXT WEEK
Cleveland State University is hosting Spring Break, a new series of events from March 30 through April 10 that will feature a different academic program each day. Students will hear a presentation on the featured program, such as the College of Business featuring its business majors, and then have an “academic experience,” such as a mock class. Here is a list of the scheduled times and programs.
Monday, March 30th – College of Urban Affairs
Tuesday, March 31st – College of Science – Pre-Med, Pharm, Dentistry, Veterinary
Tuesday, March 31st – College of Science – Health Sciences, Pre-PT, Pre-Pa
Wednesday, April 1st – College of Business
Thursday, April 2nd – School of Nursing
Friday, April 3rd – Exploratory & First-year advising
Monday, April 6th – College of Education & Human Services
Tuesday, April 7th – College of Business
Wednesday, April 8th – College of Engineering
Thursday, April 9th – Fine Arts
Friday, April 10th – Exploratory & First-year advising.
To view a link to registration and schedule, click HERE.
DON’T FORGET TO SECURE YOUR SUMMER SPOT AT CAMP INVENTION !
Are you curious? Are you a gadget maker or taker-apart? Do you and your friends like to create and build? Camp Invention may be for you! Camp Invention is an innovative, week-long summer camp that provides students in grades 1-6 with a hands-on, interactive program that the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame inspired.
Scholarship funds are available. If you have a financial need, please contact us so we can help you join us at camp. Questions? Contact Camp Invention Director Michelle LaGruth, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFIS GREEN TEAM SPONSORS CLOTHING DRIVE IN APRIL
Are you doing some Spring cleaning this month? How about recycling your gently-worn coats, shirts, pants and other items to the OFIS Green Team’s Clothing Recycling Drive? Place the clothing in a bag for the drive that runs from April 13th–17th.
The purpose of this program, which is in cooperation with Goodwill and the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, is to educate students on the importance of reusing and recycling, while supporting Goodwill’s mission of improving the quality of life and employment opportunities for people. To view a flyer, click HERE.
IT’S FREE! RSVP SOON FOR THE APRIL 10TH HELPING HANDS MOVIE NIGHT
R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, April 8th to email@example.com.
Helping Hands is a disability awareness program hat helps people of al ages learn attitudes of acceptance, dignity and respect toward all, especially those with disabilities. The program will help you and your child discover new friends.
Move and Game Night is a “sensory friendly” experience. The sound is controlled and the lights will be dim (not off). Short films will play so students can feel comfortable changing scenery from auditorium to cafeteria as needed. Everyone is welcome. Games will be played in the cafeteria. Feel free to bring your favorite game to share. Helping Hands will provide pizza, snacks and water.
ANNUAL COMBINED MEETING OF OFIS PTA & FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA IS TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST
The rescheduled combined meeting of OFIS PTA and Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA is on Tuesday, April 21st. OFIS PTA welcomes all parents of current third graders to the OFIS cafeteria at 6 p.m. for dinner and a tour of the school. Principal Mr. Svec will be there to answer questions. The combined meeting of OFIS and Falls-Lenox/ECC PTAs will follow at 7 p.m.
UNITED STATES SERVICE ACADEMY SEMINAR SPONSORED BY SENATORS SHERROD BROWN AND ROB PORTMAN – SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH
United States Service Academy Seminars Sponsored by Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman. Interested in learning more about the application process for the Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies? Join us for an informational session. Saturday, April 25, 2015. Horizon Science Academy. 6000 South Marginal Road, Cleveland, OH 44103. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend by calling an Academy Coordinator at 1-800-205-6446 or 1-888-896-6446 then press 1.
TODAY IS LAST DAY TO ORDER HONEYBAKED HAM!
To order, go to http://honeybakedfundraiser.com/f-1134-Olmsted-Falls-High-School-Swim-and-Dive-Team.aspx. Proceeds go to the swim and dive team. Pick up is from 4-7 p.m. April 2nd @ the OFHS band entrance. Call Anita Greller, 440-793-6405 with any questions.
FUN, GAMES AND WALK TO CURE CANCER AT FALLS-LENOX CARNIVAL
The carnival supports the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. All proceeds from the carnival benefit the ACS June 6-7 2015 Olmsted Relay for Life through the Falls-Lenox for a Cure Team.
Have fun, play games, walk for a cure and challenge your principal. Enjoy a $5 dinner choice of hot dog or pizza, chips and a drink. Walk a mile or more and earn lap beads. To view a flyer of the event, click HERE. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH – KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY!
Join the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club for its annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! This year’s event is scheduled for THIS Sunday, March 29th from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Falls High School Cafeteria. All you can eat pancakes and french toast, plus sausage, juice and/or coffee. Tickets will be available at the door and also at First Federal of Lakewood at 26908 Cook Road in Olmsted Township. Tickets are only $6 each and EVERY meal ticket purchase is automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX! (You don’t have to be present to win.) All proceeds benefit our local communities. Kids under 3 eat free. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, plus Chinese Raffle Prizes! Don’t miss this great community event!
OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS – SPRING BREAK SAMPLER CAMP
From 3/30-4/3 – the week of Spring Break – why not keep your kiddos active and engaged at OPA’s Spring Break Sampler Camp. This 2-hour daily camp features art, gymnastics, dance, music and theatre activities. Each day is divided into two 50-minute sessions, with a 20-minute snack break in the middle. Students are responsible for providing their own snacks and drinks. Families registering multiple children will receive a 10-percent discount. To view a flyer, click HERE.
POLARIS/WESTSHORE CAREER DAY FEATURES 99 EMPLOYEES NEXT WEEK
This free event, which is designed to foster a competitive and productive workforce in Northeast Ohio, will provide a vital link among employers, job seekers, community groups and government agencies. The 99 employers have many full-time positions representing a variety of industries from manufacturing, health care, construction, sales and service. Local agencies and Polaris representatives will be on hand to provide access to educational resources, financial aid and much more.
To view a list of the employers that will be present, click HERE.
OLMSTED FALLS SOCCER ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION NOW UNDERWAY THROUGH APRIL 3RD
Online registration for the Spring 2015 Olmsted Falls Soccer Association’s is occurring now. To register, go to www.olmstedsoccer.com. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 3RD!
Practices begin the week of April 13th and play, from April 18th through June 6th. Teams practice one day a week with games on Saturdays. Players must be 4 years old by April 18th. Divisions available are preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2/3, grade 4/5, junior high and high school.
This recreational program is a community league with an emphasis on instruction. It is open to all Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and surrounding community players from age 4 through grade 12. Teams are organized by age and grade, coaches by volunteer parents and assigned randomly.
OLMSTED COMMUNITY SUMMER LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
Olmsted Community Summer League is accepting registrations for baseball/softball without a late fee until March 31, 2015. Late registrations with a $20 fee will be accepted until April 15, 2015. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at http://www.olmstedcc.com.
OCSL is excited to introduce our new Travel Slow-Pitch Softball league for our Girls Intermediate division ages 9-11. Half the games will be played in Olmsted Falls while the other half will be played in Middleburg Hts and Brookpark against their girls Junior League ages 10-12. If you have any questions about this new travel league then please contact league rep Shelly Bernes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register soon for all of our boys/girls and adult leagues before registration closes.
Introduce preschoolers, ages 2-5 to ballet and creative movement with these great classes on Thursday mornings: Dancing Ballerina’s (ages 2-3) 9-9:45a.m., Dancing Fairies (age 4) 10-10:45a.m., and Dancing Stars (age 5) 11-11:45a.m. Dance classes begin April 9th for a 6-week session held in the dance room at the Olmsted Community Center.
For more details, call the OCC at 440-427-1599 or register at www.olmstedcc.com.
SIGN UP FOR FALLS POINTE SWIM TEAM
Team members love to have fun as much as they love to swim. It’s guaranteed your kids will have a blast this summer. Some fun activities include Donut Fridays, a pancake breakfast, weekly contests with prizes and an awards picnic and pool party. It is a low pressure environment for swimmers of all skill levels. The only requirement is that you must be able to swim independently across the pool. For more details, go to its website by clicking HERE.
FUNDRAISER FOR MOILOV FAMILY – APRIL 24TH @ RAZZLES
Neighbors and friends of the Moilov family have organized a community fundraiser to support this local family who lost their mother suddenly in February. All are invited to attend the “Moilov Children Fund for the Future” event scheduled for Friday, April 24th from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Razzles. Cost is $20 per person and includes wings, pizza, desserts and beverages. Event also includes: side boards, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a live DJ playing all your favorite tunes! Your support is needed! Bring friends! For tickets, please call Randy at 440-552-8323.
SPRING SPEED & AGILITY CAMP AT OCC
Join coach Roger Hutkay for Power Athletes Spring Speed & Agility Camp at the Olmsted Community Center. This youth camp is open to boys and girls ages 10-16. It will provide a wonderful opportunity for campers to improve speed, agility, strength, explosive power, balance and coordination; ability to accelerate, decelerate, change direction; and overall running form and mechanics.
Date: April 28th – June 4th, 2015
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm.
Where: Olmsted Community Center
Cost: $75 for all 12 sessions. (6 weeks)
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 24th, 2015
Class Limit: 15 Students
For additional camp details, examples of activities, and registration link, please click HERE.
BALDWIN WALLACE OFFERS SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMS
Applications are now being accepted for Baldwin Wallace University Summer Music Programs. For students in grades 4 – 9 (application deadline: May 1) String Camp, June 13 – 18 Piano Camp, June 13 – 18 Band Camp, June 20– 25 Music Theatre Camp, June 20 – 25 For high school students (application & audition deadline: April 1) International Guitar Festival, May 16 – 17 CSI: Conservatory Summer Intensive, July 12 – 25 Music Theatre Overtures, July 19 – 24 Go to www.bw.edu/summer-music-programs for more details and applications.